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In ROC disguise, Russia has plenty to celebrate at Olympics

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By JAMES ELLINGWORTH

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Russia has plenty to celebrate at Olympics

Yep, congratulations to Russia for getting away with a mass state sponsored doping program, & winning a handful of medals

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One of Russia's greatest novels is Crime and Punishment which ends with redemption. I think the Russians have redeemed themselves.

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congrats to Russia

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If they are banned for cheating they should not be there under any guise, it makes a mockery of any penalty and demeans the efforts of the many clean athletes around the world.

Total disgrace.

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The Russians shouldn’t even be there. Banned means not allowed in. Why were they allowed in?

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Well done Russia..

I hope soon you will be the great sports power of the cold war again..

If they dope in Russia, everyone does it too, don't play the role of hypocrites, many continue to do it, and nobody notices..

You don't win olympic medals by taking only mineral water.

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It is a huge mental drain on me to hear I’m swimming in a race that’s probably not clean,” said American swimmer Ryan Murphy, who finished behind Rylov in both backstroke races. “That is what it is.”

Sore loser. Shame on you.

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Swimmer Evgeny Rylov won gold medals in the men's 100- and 200-meter backstroke events, wins which set the swimming community talking about whether he should have been competing given Russia's past doping scandals.

*swimming community, **which countries is the author talking of ?*

Hypocrisy at its best. Going by this reasoning, the U.S. ( Balco lab) and most countries are not supposed to be taking part in the Olympics.

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Yeah but the fact the Russian rythem gymnastics girl didn't win the gold medal shows the Olympics is a stinking pile of imperial political intrigue just as much as a sporting contest.

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Yeah but the fact the Russian rythem gymnastics girl didn't win the gold medal shows the Olympics is a stinking pile of imperialist political intrigue just as much as a sporting contest.

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If they dope in Russia, everyone does it too, don't play the role of hypocrites, many continue to do it, and nobody notices..

So, Japan doors too. Got it.

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*dopes

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Good Japan-Russia relationship!

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Your frustrations are noted, COMRAD MORDAC 9:25am:

- “the Olympics is a stinking pile” -

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Can somebody please explain to *@8:46am,**”the Cold War” unoffically ended when Balboa defeated Drago in the. then, Motherland”, *in 1986.

*- @8:46am: “Well done Russia.. I hope soon you will be the great sports power of the cold war again.. ” -*

Even ‘Gorbachev’ stood and applauded the triumph when people began chanting Balboa’s name instead of Ivan’s.

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Good rule for competing countries and readers ‘to live by’ @Kentarogaijin 8:46am:

*- “**don't play the role of hypocrites,” -*

And, of course, the ‘whatabout-ism’ disclaimer is also always added …

- “many continue to do it, and nobody notices.” -

… when the mirror is too painful to look at.

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So, by your *logic(?), *@8:46am, not just Russia, but also JAPAN . . .

- “You don't win olympic medals by taking only mineral water.”

. . . and your ‘rising’ “Red Dragon” ??

(Careful, both may revoked someone’s ‘perpetually-temporary’ residence card for damage to either’s image.)

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Not Russia so\hould have been banned in team events, at the very least. And the synchronized swimming was very strange.....in both the duets and team, the order of the top 6 teams was exactly the same. That event really needs to go.

As for Russia losing to Brazil in volleyball, cry me a river. Nothing compared to what Kim Yuna was subjected to. Getting rid of drugs is one thing, getting rid of bent judges is another.

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I like that the ROC did well, just because we get to see the colossal prejudice of people on full display.

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The Olympics doesn't necessarily have to be an inter-national competition. Some sports by nature are highly individualistic. I don't like so much the daily medal table stats by country.

In a way Team ROC is progressive though doping should be condemned (but notice it was also a state-sponsored program).

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In a way, the Soviet Union is as much to blame as the imperialist powers for making the Olympics just as much a political contest as a sporting contest. Way back they basically said, "the imperialist powers are taking this seriously. We should win the most gold medals and then see how much they want to politicise it."

They should have ignored them or set up a parallel competition and made it about sport.

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; ))

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Yeah but the fact the Russian rythem gymnastics girl didn't win the gold medal shows the Olympics is a stinking pile of imperialist political intrigue just as much as a sporting contest.

Couldn't agree more.

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Any comment that is pro-China, pro-Russia usually get deleted around here.

Kinda sad with the situation of Dina, oh well, I hope the other wins can sate the russians.

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Kinda sad with the situation of Dina, oh well, I hope the other wins can sate the russians

That little girl had nothing to do with her country doping program and cheat her because of her country is not in the spirit of the olympics. Fair play how about fair judging.

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Total BS. If Russia got banned then it should mean no Russians at the Olympics.

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